Thompson Hall works primarily in acrylic paint and pastel. A frequent visitor of museums and galleries, he sketches the urban landscape and uses these observations to create flat and patterned compositions. Hall has a nurtured interest in art and art history, citing references like Auerbach and studying the free exhibitions across London intently.
His use of colour is spontaneous, using his palette to express the feelings and emotions a space can create. Describing his depictions as “more abstract” than true to life, Thompson Hall’s interpretations of buildings and places are windows into his experience and history.
Recently Hall has turned his eye to what is happening in the world around him, politics, social change, marginalisation. He says “we live by rules and regulations that say you can’t do this and you can’t do that. In my paintings I am trying to tell people how this makes me feel.”
Thompson Hall was awarded an Unlimited Emerging Artists co-comission with Ian Wornast to create the exhibition, My Life in London at The Koppel Project Hive.
Thompson Hall is a resident artist at ActionSpace’s Cockpit Arts studio.
My Life in London, Southbank Centre, 2018
- Co-workshop Leader, Friday Afternoon Art Club, Royal Academy of Arts, 2016